Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last details done

First pictures of the jacket in two different outfits. I already see that I shall use this jacket a lot.

A few detail pictures. I love the lines of this pattern and am glad I didn’t do the topstitching to the dart. It’s good as it is. The fit is quite good, but not perfect. My sewing teacher still saw a few things that could be altered, mainly in the sleeve area. That was a difficult part because of the space and the fact that denim is difficult to ease. I took out quite a bit out of the top of the sleevecap.

I made the following changes to the pattern (after morphing two patterns together):

  1. vertical darts in the back
  2. made the center back seam narrower
  3. more shaping in the waist
  4. given a bit more space at hip height
  5. lengthened the sleeve

 

As said above, the fabric is a black, non stretch denim, the lining a piece I had in my collection.

For the topstitching I used Gütermann upholstery thread, topstitching needle and extra stitch length. For the buttonholes I used the same colornumber, but normal thread quality. General sewing was done with a jeans needle.

Oh, and I almost forgot: for the sleeve I used the instructions for the Jalie jeans jacket (especially the topstitching part of it). I rememered that I loved these instructions and took them out to use here.

 

All pictures can be seen here.

27 comments:

Marie-Christine said...

Wow, this is really fabulous! I'm impressed with all that perfect topstitching. And I can totally see you wearing it every day for months on end :-). I hope having it be so perfect will make up for the project dragging on a bit, and make you feel enthusiastic for sewing this summer.

Heather said...

What a lovely jacket! I'm sure you will get lots of use out of it!

JoanneM said...

LOVE the jacket. After a winter of jackets,it is great to see a new variation.

Diana 'poetsie' said...

Mooie snit

meli88a said...

What a sharp jacket! It truly is versatile and looks great in both outfits.

Digs said...

Love the look with the dress/skirt especially.

Rose said...

This is an awesome jacket. It looks great with both outfits.

Sew4Fun said...

Nice jacket! I know you will get lots of use out of it.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It looks fantastic with pants and with your skirt. You will definitely get allot of wear from this perfect jacket. Nicely done :)

Faye Lewis said...

Sigrid I'm loving your jacket. Did you make the pants too?

Vicki said...

It has turned out really really well. You will get lots of wear out of it. Great topstitching.

Sue said...

Fabulous jacket. I'm sure it's going to get lots of wear. I love the look with the skirt.

AllisonC said...

Your jacket looks fantastic in both outfits (and many more I suspect). The topstitching detail is excellent and really highlights the interesting seams.

Nancy K said...

wonderful jacket. One of those styles that is very versatile. I love what I can see of your hair too.

KayY said...

A great-looking casual jacket like yours is a closet workhorse - you will wear it all the time. Nice details!

gwensews said...

I love a jean jacket, and your is very upscale. It's a dressed-up jean jacket. Love it!

ELMO said...

Wow, What a great fit, and I love the lining.

valerie said...

What a great staple for the wardrobe love the seam lines and beautifully finished the skirt also looks good with it

karin said...

I like it a lot!
Denim is one of my chellenges for this year. I even bought a new foot for my sewingmachine for the flat fell seams

Teddylyn said...

Very clever jacket with fabulous details! I love the top stitching~

Summerset said...

Love it! It looks so sharp with both the white trousers and the skirt. Congrats on finishing it.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It's a beautiful jacket! Thanks for all of the photos and I love your lining.

Elaray said...

You jacket looks fabulous!! I love all the details.

eword10 said...

Love this jacket -- it's so versatile. You'll get a ton of use out of it. Great topstitching too.

deep1084 said...

WOW!!!

Isabelle said...

Impressive jacket! It looks very professional, though way better than RTW. I bet you'll be getting loads of wear out of this. Fabulous job.

Kat said...

Sigrid, this is an awesome jacket!